Brazil Eases Child Adoption for Foreigners

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Stories of families increasing their ranks by adopting children from distant lands could soon become commonplace in Brazil. On Monday the National Council of Justice (CNJ) moved to approve a change in the country's National Adoption Registry (CNA) that facilitates the adoption of Brazilian children by foreign would-be parents.

The resolution, which will go into effect once it is published in the country's Official Gazette, allows foreigners interested in adopting children in Brazil to follow the same rules and process as Brazilian citizens. In the past . . .

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